Black Current private eye fiction by author Karen Keskinen book cover

Black Current

“Clever and complex, BLACK CURRENT is an addictive read that surpasses even its fine predecessor, BLOOD ORANGE. Complete with a cast of eccentrics, intrepid Jaymie is particularly fascinating. It confirms Keskinen’s stature as a master of sun-splashed noir worthy of Sue Grafton.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Keskinen juggles multiple plot lines skillfully and develops secondary characters in this second entry in an appealing series.” —Booklist

“Exciting…. Keskinen has created yet another well-crafted and fast-paced murder mystery with a strong, well-rounded protagonist. Let’s hope we hear a lot more from Jaymie Zarlin.” —Santa Barbara News-Press

Santa Barbara P.I. Jaymie Zarlin is offered a grand to take photos of the dead body of Skye Rasmussen…

When an avid young surfer is found suspended in a tank at the Santa Barbara Aquarium, Santa Barbara P.I. Jaymie Zarlin is hired to take photos. Strapped for cash, she agrees. Jaymie assumes that’s the end of her involvement. But when Skye’s distraught parents ask her to discover how their son drowned, Jaymie is soon dragged into a tangle of poisonous tentacles.

Love, revenge, and a family’s dark history dating back to the 60’s must all be unraveled, and not only for the sake of the Rasmussen case.

In Black Current Jaymie finds herself hell-bent on avenging the death of her own brother. But as her old friend Tiffany Tang tartly reminds her, quoting Confucius: She who seeks revenge, digs two graves.